Getting acclimated with Marlins, Brantly starts again

Getting acclimated with Marlins, Brantly starts again

DENVER -- Marlins catcher Rob Brantly made his second Major League start Thursday, two days after catching Josh Johnson in his big league debut vs. Philadelphia.

The Marlins acquired Brantley in a July 23 trade with the Tigers, and sent him to Triple-A New Orleans, where he played 14 games before being promoted on Monday.

Tim Cossins, the Marlins' catching coordinator, spent five days with Brantly in New Orleans and came to the big leagues to continue working with him. Because he's new to the organization and wasn't with the Marlins in Spring Training, Brantly is starting from scratch catching Miami's pitchers and getting familiar with their repertoires.

Brantly has been catching the starters in their bullpen sessions, talking to the pitchers as much as he can and spending a lot of time watching them on video. But it's not like Brantly feels he's at any disadvantage in his situation.

"It's a game of trust," he said. "Trust your ability, trust your preparation. Let the chips fall from there. You do it right, you'll have success. And if you don't ..."